EVENTS IN BRIEF

9/29 - 10/1, 10/8-9: HIGH HOLY DAYS WITH THE AQUARIAN MINYAN! SAVE THE DATES!

9/29 : EREV ROSH HASHANAH 5780
9/30: ROSH HASHANAH DAY SERVICE
9/30: THE AQUARIAN MINYAN'S ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S PARTY
10/1: 2nd ROSH HASHANAH DAY SERVICE
10/5: SHABBOS SHUVA BONFIRE
10/8: EREV YOM KIPPUR
10/9: YOM KIPPUR DAY SERVICE
 
Also Coming Up in August and September:
 
  • 8/16: Kabbalat Shabbat Potluck & Service at Elizabeth's
  • 8/24-8/25: BEYOND TRAUMA A Two-Day Workshop for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors
  • 8/29: Minyan Sharing
  • 9/5 - 9/8: Compassionate Conversations: Growing Into Forgiveness- an Interfaith Spiritual Retreat
  • 9/28: Shabbat at Beit Yakov with Ami Goodman

Third Fridays with the Aquarian Minyan

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Drash on Sh’lach L’cha

Drash on Sh’lach L’cha
By Abigail Grafton

We are at Numbers 14, verses 20-25: which opens with words we know from the Holy Days: selacti kidvarecha: I pardon you as you have asked. The terms of this pardon are that all the adults who have seen signs and wonders will wander until they die and their carcasses drop in the wilderness. That generation will not see the holy land.

That’s a tough pardon. That’s a disaster. Forty years wandering in the wilderness. What happened? What did they do?
What was HaShem so angry about?

Rabbi Diane Elliot’s Teaching on the Origins of Jewish Renewal

In case you missed Rabbi Diane's inspiring teaching on Sunday, January 21, here are her source texts ranging from the Talmud to the 21st-century: click here.

"How Did The Aquarian Minyan Get our First Torah?" By Reuven Goldfarb and Ljuba Davis

Ljuba:
I remember the events around the acquisition of the Minyan's Torah well. I brought my godparents Marie and Lew Winston to Barry and Debby's wedding and that was Marie's first exposure to the Minyan. When she found out that the Minyan did not have a Torah of its own she told me, "This is what I've been waiting for, finding the right community who would welcome a Torah as its own and really treasure it!" When she heard that there was a Torah available in SF we went together to look at it----and she fell in love with it!

The Minyan Then and Now

Travel with us through time with this slideshow spanning 4 decades.

The Aquarian Minyan

The Aquarian Minyan invites you to our diverse and welcoming East Bay Jewish Renewal community.  Our community was conceived in ecstatic creativity by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement.  
 
We are Jews of every level of observance, young and old, single and partnered, LGBT and straight, and every sort of family, differently-abled, spiritual seekers and practitioners of many traditions.
 
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